The Hawaii State Bar Association (HSBA) has named Courtney S. Kajikawa, a firm associate, as one of its 15 fellows of the inaugural class of the Leadership Institute. The fellows are spending six months interacting with members of the Hawaii bench, legislators, government officials, civic and business leaders.
Earlier this year, Kajikawa was named 2009 Chair of the HSBA Probate & Estate Planning section.
The goal of the Leadership Institute is to develop leaders in the legal profession who can excel in Hawaii’s multi-ethnic, multi-cultural environment. Besides professional leadership, the Institute also stresses the importance of community leadership.
“Our members need to be well-equipped to face the challenges the legal profession faces in Hawaii’s diverse environment. The interactive program will enhance those skills essential for success, especially in a diverse community and challenging economy,” said Rai Saint Chu, president of HSBA.
The full text of the HSBA press release on the Institute is available here.